Parent Email 4-3-20, 5 p.m.
Dear Forney Family Parents & Staff,
Happy Forney Family Fri-Yay! Now that we’re heading into a month-long virtual learning setting, it’s important that students participate in virtual classes so they don’t fall behind. Teachers have slowly started with virtual learning, but will begin to move into new lessons soon. We want to continue to spread joy through learning, share messages of hope during this time, and find ways to connect safely.
We want to challenge our Forney Family to share messages of hope throughout our community, as well. Place pictures or messages in your house windows, chalk your sidewalk, shoe polish your car window, or put a sign in your yard, but spread hope with us!
Forney Family Game Night
Join in the fun this Saturday with #ForneyFamily Game Night! Share your pictures with us on social media using #ForneyFamily or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more family night ideas, visit www.forneyisd.net/forneyfamily.
Counseling Supports for the Class of 2020
Our counselors are checking on all high school seniors, to ensure that grades, transcripts, college planning, future plans, etc are taken care of. FHS and NFHS counselors are sending out emails and scheduling virtual meetings with students. Please check your email or visit the campus website for more information.
Gradebook Temporarily Turned Off
In an effort to decrease frustration and worry, we will be temporarily turning off Gradebook starting Monday, April 6 as we develop a new process to assess mastery of skills through virtual learning.
Forney ISD will be closed Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 14 for a holiday and bad weather day. This means there will be no virtual learning meetings on those days, and drive through hubs for Grab & Go Meals, Technology and Community Resources will not be open. Please see the open dates for our drive through hubs below.
Grab & Go Meals at Blackburn, Lewis, Rhea or Smith from 7-11 a.m.:
The menu is available on their website. Meals for all students and First Responders.
Monday-Thursday, April 6-9
Tuesday-Friday, April 14-17
Monday-Friday, April 20-24
Monday-Friday, April 27-May 1
Technology Hub at Rhea or Smith from 7-11 a.m.:
Tuesday & Thursday, April 7 & 9
Tuesday & Friday, April 14 & 17
Tuesday & Friday, April 21 & 24
Tuesday & Friday, April 28 & May 1
Community Resource Hub at Blackburn, Lewis, Rhea or Smith from 7-11 a.m.:
Resources (food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, etc.) available for anyone in our community.
Thursday, April 9
Friday, April 17
Friday, April 24
Friday, May 1
School Nurse Resources
School nurses have created Canvas pages filled with resources from healthy tip videos to immunization requirements. Links to their campus pages may be found here under each nurse’s name.
Health PSA from TEA
This important message about COVID-19 will help to keep you safe and healthy. The most important thing you can do right now is stay at home! If that’s not possible, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet from others. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and countertops. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and cover a cough or sneeze with your elbow. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 – a fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, call your doctor. Remember, by staying apart now, we can all be together again faster!
Saturday, April 4, 9:30-11 a.m., St. Martin’s Mobile Food Truck. Click here for more information.
FOOD: Lake Pointe, C Life, Free Life and Mustang Creek are all accepting non-perishable foods. You may drop off at their Forney church campuses from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. The food is packed into boxes that include food for a family of 4 for a week and distributed at our Community Resource Hubs to anyone from our community in need. Items needed: pasta, canned pasta, mac and cheese, snack bars, crackers, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, canned food.
PERSONAL CARE: First United Methodist Church is collecting personal hygiene and care items, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, baby wipes, diapers, etc. from 2-5 p.m on Sundays.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: May be dropped at food or personal care drop-off locations (Lake Pointe, C Life, Free Life or First United Methodist Church.
MONETARY DONATIONS: Forney Community Ministries is accepting donations online designated for coronavirus support. Click here to donate.
BLOOD DRIVES: First United Methodist Church is also hosting a blood drive April 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Click here to sign-up.
Community Resource Hotline, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., 469-762-4500
or email email@example.com
(Open to any community members needing food or other supplies.)
Mental Health & Counseling Hotline (Now Open 24 Hours), 469-762-4501
If you have questions regarding class changes or for guidance counseling, please email your campus counselor. The 24 hour hotline is for urgent issues.
Student Technology Help Line, Hotline, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., 469-762-4502
Translation Services, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., 469-762-4503
To reach a teacher, please call 469-762-4155 and enter their extension.
Thank you, parents and families, for your patience and support during these difficult times. We are focusing on connection over perfection and giving and asking for grace as we navigate uncharted territory together.